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Last Day of Term 1 is Thursday 1st April.
First Day of Term 2 is Tuesday 20th April.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you for your presence and participation in our community celebration of our patron saint St Patrick's day on Wednesday. We look forward to this gathering becoming our school tradition into the future. This year the camouflage and mossy greens were popular!
Thank you to the Community Council, and especially the Community Engagement sub committee for the amazing work in organising and catering the event, and the many parents who helped with set up and pack up too. Thank you Mrs Kennedy for being the coordinator of the event.
Catalyst: High Impact Teaching Practice
Principle 9: Independent practice.
Following scaffolded tasks, students should be competent in the task and therefore can practice the task independently. This repetition of the task will promote a deeper fluency, Rosenshine called this “overlearning”.
Principle 10: Monthly and weekly reviews.
An extension of the first principle, monthly and weekly reviews of previous learning aids recall of information and processes.
You can do this at home making reference to previous learning and previous skills and asking children to recall the learning and the skill.
Please note a change of date to Ian Luscombe's visit to St Pat's in Term 2.
Ian will now visit on Monday 31st May and Tuesday 1st June.
The parent session will be on Monday 31st from 5-6pm in the school hall.
St Pat's Congratulate Brooke on her recent acheivements at The National Appaloosa Chamionships.
National Appaloosa championship show held at K Ranch Mount Hunter New South Wales results.
National champion youth walk trot 13 years and under hunt seat equitation.
National champion youth walk trot 13 years and under Hunter under saddle.
Reserve national champion youth walk jog 13 years and under showmanship.
Reserve national champion youth halter gelding.
National champion youth walk jog 13 years and under western pleasure.
National champion youth walk jog 13 years and under horsemanship.
Overall Highpoint trophy for Brooke’s category youth walk jog 13 years and under.
New South Wales date Appaloosa championships show results held at the same venue following on from nationals.
State Champion youth walk trot 13 years hunt seat equitation.
State Champion youth walk trot 13 years and under Hunter under saddle.
State Champion youth walk jog showmanship.
State Champion youth walk jog 13 years and under western pleasure.
State Champion youth walk jog 13 years and under horsemanship.
State Champion Highpoint winner for Brooke’s category walk trot 13 years and under.
Brooke also won the National 2019-2020 overall Highpoint trophy for youth walk jog 13 years and under category and was also the Highpoint winner For New South Wales youth walk jog category 13 years and under.
Students in Years 3, and 5 participate in NAPLAN tests for reading, writing, conventions of language and numeracy during May. Our school will participate in NAPLAN Practice Tests in Weeks 9 and 10, which are designed to give students, teachers and systems an opportunity to practice administering and participating in the online testing environment. The practice tests consist of a Writing Test for Years 5, and an Omnibus Test (a combination of reading, conventions of language and numeracy) for Years 3 and 5, As this is intended to practice participation, the questions are not equivalent to NAPLAN testing in May, and no results are available from the Practice Tests.
Teaching Mathematics at St Patrick’s.
We use the MAKE, SAY, WRITE, DO pedagogical approach. We teach Mathematics for one hour every day of the week. We have the learning in the hands of the learner. We ask students to record their Mathematical thinking and learning.
Today students in 1/2B Aiden Hale and Liam Campbell were able to demonstrate mathematical patterns using the date. They discovered today’s date 18/3/21 could be converted to an addition sum; 18+3=21. Through the use of beads, cross checking and writing on whiteboards, (Make, Say, Write and Do) they were able to explain their thinking as well as look for further patterns with the date.
REMINDER; Bookings for Term 1 Student-Parent-Teacher learning conferences will close Saturday 20th March at 5pm.
The event code is xt6zp.
Upcoming events & dates
Friday 26th March - Chapel Mass 1/2F
Thursday 1st April 2:30pm - Easter Liturgy
St Patrick’s Day
On Wednesday we celebrated St Patrick’s Day with a whole school Mass. Thank you to the 3/4 classes for preparing the Mass.
The Mini Vinnies have had over 300 guesses for the Jelly Bean Competition. Students still have a chance to enter for 20 cents. The winner will be announced on Thursday 1st April. All Money Raised will go towards Project Compassion.
Last week teachers worked with our NCCD Officer Cameron Hill to ensure all students on Peronsilaised Plans have SMART goals. Teachers will share these goals with parents at the 3 way interview.
Wellness @ St Pat’s
There is nothing better for our wellbeing than getting together for a BBQ to gather, chat and enjoy each other’s company. This is what I experienced on Wednesday after school where behind the scenes were a handful of dedicated parents spending the whole afternoon preparing food, drinks and setting up the hall so that we could all finish work and relax. If there is any good coming out of this COVID pandemic it is the value and appreciation of “getting together” and sharing stories at its most basic level, human interaction. In the brief time I spent in the kitchen in the hall on Wednesday I got to know some of the stories behind the names and faces of our parents. It was a chance to also meet some new parents while also reconnecting with our existing ones. As every great event goes when it was time to go home no-one moved too quickly, parents chatting and children playing on the flats as if they had been granted and extended lunchtime. Both parents and their children left satisfied, hearts as full as their stomachs were. I left filled with my heart filled…..with Gratitude.
Having Gratitude means feeling thankful for all the little things that you are so lucky to have in your life. It means thinking about all of the things that you have instead of thinking about the things you don’t have. Being grateful can make you happy…..why do you think so?
Family Activity: Get a piece of paper and a pen and set the timer on your phone for one minute. Start the one minute timer and write down as many things as you can that you are grateful for.
Next Friday 26th March we will be running our cross country for children from Years three to six. The day will start at approx. 9.30am. We will be using the Bega showground and Bega Park. The best observation points for parents will be in the park. Please remember social distancing.
This is a school event and it is anticipated that all children will participate unless they have a written note from a parent/guardian.
Sports uniform should be worn. At this time of year the weather can be very unpredictable. Please ensure your child has sunscreen, hat and water. Puffers need to be carried by any children who use them.
Permission notes have gone home and need to be returned ASAP.
Children will be selected to go on to the Southern Region Carnival which will be held at Wolumla on Thursday 29th April.
The Junior Primary children will have a mini run on Thursday 1st April, the last day of term.
Thank you to the families who have paid their Term 1 School fees. School fees are now overdue as Term 1 School Fees were due yesterday Thursday 18/3/21, except those with direct debit arrangements.
Payment can be made via Qkr!, Direct Debit, Centrepay or Bpay.
If you would like to set up weekly or fortnightly direct debit payments, please contact the office via email on firstname.lastname@example.org